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France Win World Cup

Goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, as well as a controversial VAR-awarded penalty, helped France beat Croatia 4-2 in an incredible World Cup final in Moscow on Sunday to lift the trophy for the second time in their history. In a match that had a bit of everything, Mario Mandzukic scored the first ever [...]

Au Revoir, Les Bleus

Team France was put out of its misery today with a listless 2-1 loss to host nation South Africa in Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. In what has to be the most shambolic collapse since Phidippides ran the 26 miles from Marathon to Athens, Les Blues were sent packing after enduring tantrums, a coach with [...]

French Players take Day Off From Training

It was a remarkable day in the French camp today at the World Cup.One day after the French Football Federation sent Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka home for launching a verbal attack on coach Raymond Domenech at half-time of the game against Mexico, the French players refused to train.A statement read to the media from the [...]

Anelka Sent Packing By France

Nicolas Anelka got a jump on his summer holidays ahead of his Frence teammates as France announced they had sent the Chelsea striker home from the World Cup following a dressing-room bust-up with French coach Raymond Domenech. Anelka was asked to apologise by French Football Federation president Jean-Pierre Escalettes and, upon refusing to do so, [...]

France – Yoann Gourcuff – a Hero and a Culprit

In the aftermath of the French footballing tragedy Yoann Gourcuff is seen as both the culprit and the hero. In the build up to the tournament Raymond Domenech decided on a fluid attacking system, three attackers behind a solitary striker. Frank Ribery was going to provide the flair, Florent Malouda and Sidney Govou were going [...]

Did Henry handball cause France a #1 seed?

FIFA has officially announced its seedings for Friday’s World Cup draw. The big surprise is in the #1 seeds which does not include France. The eight seeded teams in the draw are: Brazil, Spain, Holland, Italy, Germany, Argentina, South Africa and England. That means that Portugal, currently ranked fifth in the world rankings, and France, [...]